7 killed in suspected California marijuana operation

The Riverside County Sheriff Department said seven people have died and a suspect remains dead during a shooting at a suspected illegal marijuana operation in California on Monday.

The officer said in a statement that officers were responding to the report of an attack with a deadly weapon at a residence in the unirrigated area of ​​Agunga after midnight.

They arrived to find a woman with gunshot wounds who was rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to injuries.

Another six people found property with gunshot wounds, the Sheriff Department said.

The Department’s Homicide Unit is now investigating the incident and no suspects have been identified yet. The Sheriff Department did not immediately return NBC News’ request for further details.

Police say they found over a thousand pounds of marijuana and several hundred marijuana plants at the site of the killing, and the site appears to be used to “manufacture and harvest an illegal marijuana operation”.

Officials believe the firing was isolated and there is no general danger to the public.

Ben Kesselan has contributed.